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Kenyan 2021 Idd Ul Fitr Public Holiday May 14

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 26, 2022

Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has issued the Special Gazette Notice 4205 announcing that the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Friday, May 14, 2021.

The aforementioned Gazette Notice states that "It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Public Holidays Act. declares that Friday, the 14th May, 2021, shall be a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr".

As often happens (2017-08-30, 2016-07-01, 2015-07-10, 2014-07-24, 2013-08-06, 2011-08-19, 2010-09-08 and 2009-09-11), though not systematically (2020-05-20, 2019-06-03, 2018-06-12, 2012-08-13), Kenya has declared its 2021 End of Ramadan public holiday a day later than many of the neighboring Muslim countries, due to a specific clause of the Kenyan Public Holidays Act, which specifies a mathematical rule for the date of the End of Ramadan public holiday in Kenya (2018-06-02).

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